Good Reader's new instant pdf page turns

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by caubeck, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. caubeck macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2007
    By pre-caching pages, page turning in Good Reader has become as good as in Fast PDF and United Reader, if not faster.

    This is great news for users, not so good for the apps whose claim to fame was speed.
  2. srl7741 macrumors 68020


    Jan 19, 2008
    In my world
    I noticed the update just a little bit ago. I have not had time to look it over tho. United Reader is still faster. That App is so light on it's feet it's gonna be hard to beat.

    iTunes Link

  3. caubeck thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2007

    I'm not so sure. GR uses realistic page transitions, UR switches instantly, but I think they are equally fast.
  4. redman042 macrumors 68030


    Jun 13, 2008
    GoodReader rocks! I have loaded highly complex engineering drawings (PDFs generated by AutoCAD) and specifications (500 page text PDFs) and it handles them with ease. It eliminates lugging big sets of documents around. The instant page turning makes it even better.
  5. Rengoku macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2007
    I agree, good reader is much faster now, but it still stutters somewhat, and they need to speed up the zooming. Nonetheless, great progress with this new version.
  6. spammerhamster macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2010
  7. pooryou macrumors 65816


    Sep 28, 2007
    Hopefully they are still planning to add CBR and CBZ support.
    Still one of my fave iPad apps.
  8. glitch44 macrumors 65816

    Feb 28, 2006
    If you haven't had time to try it, how do you know United Reader is faster?
  9. Jaro65 macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    Please stop confusing people by asking them for facts! He just knows that United Reader is faster and that's all there's to it.

  10. lily69 macrumors regular

    Apr 4, 2010
    I confirm that United Reader is still faster. I have both Apps.
    Now I use GR to read text and UR to read graphic intensive PDFs and big files 300-500MB. Zoom is faster on UR too. UR is slower when go backward, kind odd.
    UR web downloads is better also. Other than these, GR is generally feature richer.
  11. caubeck thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2007
    I think we have reached a point at which speed differences become purely academic. I doubt I'll get through a book much faster even if the page turning rate improves by a thousand percent, but it might be good for card tricks.
  12. spinedoc77 macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2009
    Page turns are still slow for me in GR, I've got some pretty hefty PDF files though.
  13. Sdevante macrumors 6502

    Dec 12, 2008
    Even though GR is much better, it still doesn't work perfectly on my larger files. I can swipe a few pages but then it hangs while caching. Like it caches a few pages before and after the page I am on, but it doesn't continue to cache while I'm flipping pages so after two or three, I hit a wall and it has to cache again.
  14. spinedoc77 macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2009
    Yep this is what happens to me. I might get a couple pages that are fast, then the next page takes several seconds to load. Honestly I don't see ANY difference in the GR update and iannotate, which does the same thing. At this point I think it's a hardware memory limitation. Seems like GR only caught up to iannotate in loading pages, nothing more.
  15. RHatton macrumors regular

    Mar 30, 2009
    Louisville, KY

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